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Akamai Cambridge Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • work life balance can suffer at times (in 37 reviews)

  • Middle management is lacking experience (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Platform operations engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Good salary
    Good incentives

    Cons

    Not for people who are interested in doing some coding or scripting

    Advice to Management

    Allow freshers to grow


  2. "Program Manager II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Profit Sharing, Culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work.
    Good compensation / benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


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  5. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonder company, with great ethics and values. They value their employees. The company is ambitious and exciting to work for.

    Cons

    Can't think of any


  6. "Recruiting Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Talent Acquisition in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manager Talent Acquisition in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people. New challenges daily. Great benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Environment can be stressful if you are not organized.


  7. "Business Systems Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, very dynamic environment, fast growing and developing in the field of technology and IT engineering, a lot of talented people, self-starter approach, minimum supervision (no macro management), great internship programs

    Cons

    At times, difficulty to get hold of people or complete tasks that depend on others; lack of standardization when it comes to internally used tools

    Advice to Management

    Standardize processes and communication methods; otherwise, no particular advice, Akamai was a great environment to work at.


  8. "Good company with great promise"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is great. Despite having some glitches in senior leadership in recent past, CEO stuck to company and is reasonably successful in maintaining company culture. As an engineer, I was given opportunity to pursue any things beyond my regular job and my team supported it.

    Cons

    Middle management in certain teams take long time to act and there is a feeling that anything that works can work without looking for future improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Stock price fluctuates quite a bit. Please work on making it stable


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Training was awful at akamai"

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    Former Contractor - Revenue Accountant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Revenue Accountant in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akamai as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation was fair. There are plenty if opportunitues to meet new people as the place has plenty of employees

    Cons

    Training process was awful within the 1st week. I identified it

    Advice to Management

    Find somone that is capable of making a new comer feel comfortable or has really good soft skills


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Culture and Work Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Respect, acknowledgement of effort, fairness, compensation, personal development opportunities, benefits, people, culture, work load, access to resources

    Cons

    Metadata. Non-cloud based in a world of cloud computing. Limited test servers. Shared QA environment for testing with global access for all users (outages, instability of test env, resource consumption and overload)

    Advice to Management

    Trust the advice of your subordinates! Posing a challenge to a statement is one thing, but personal understanding and opinion should take a back seat to the person with detailed knowledge.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Company is Great; Management Lacks!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge, Great Benefits; Startup Feel

    Cons

    Promote people to management who are clueless. HR is useless to fix issues. Startup Mentality

    Advice to Management

    Listen you your employees!


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